Flooding Danger to Oil, Gas Pipelines?
Source: UPI (8/8/11)
"Officials are warning pipeline operations along the Missouri River of scouring danger."
Oil and natural gas pipelines along the Missouri River might be vulnerable to scouring by raging floodwaters.
Flood waters there hampered cleanup efforts after a July spill dumped around 1,000 barrels of crude oil into the river.
State officials in North Dakota last month found scouring 30 feet deep. Federal law requires pipelines be buried 4 feet below the riverbed. . .View full article